Students are not measured by how well they are doing for a certain time in the field, or by whether the Preceptor likes the student or not. The student is not measured against past experiences by the Preceptor when he or she was a student. • The student is measured by cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills • The standard does not change throughout the clinical/ field experience. • The standard is not subjective but is objective The student will be evaluated for professional competence based on the following six categories: • Conceptual competence - Understanding the theoretical foundations of the profession • Technical competence - Ability to perform tasks required of the profession • Interpersonal competence - Ability to use written and oral communications effectively
Student Handbook Page 19 • Contextual competence - Understanding the societal context (environment) in which the profession is practiced • Integrative competence - Ability to meld theory and technical skills in actual practice • Adaptive competence - Ability to anticipate and accommodate changes (e.g. technological changes) important to the profession. Students must have a grade of 70% or greater at the end of the course to be considered eligible for certification requirements. The Course Grade will be calculated as follows: There are several components that will make up the student’s overall grade in the program. In order to adequately evaluate the progress and mastery of knowledge, skill, and behaviors associated with the professional practice of paramedicine, the students will be evaluated in the following areas with the subsequent weight of each area in the final grade: Exams including Lab Evaluations 35% Quizzes- 25% Team Assignments- 10% Homework/Discussion Forums- 10% End of term Research Paper- 10% Behavioral / Affective score 10% Clinical Experiences Pass/ Fail Field Internship Pass/ Fail Exams At the end of every course module, the student will be required to take a module exam. If a student fails a module exam with a score of less than 70%, the student shall be permitted to retake a version of the same module exam. The exam must be taken within fourteen (14) days of the receipt of the failing grade. The student may be required to take the exam not during class time (before or after the regular class) at the discretion of the CIC. If the student fails the examination retake with a score of less than 70%, they must complete and submit remediation assignment designed by the CIC prior to being allowed to take the exam again. The remediation assignment must be complete within seven (7) days of receipt and not more than fourteen (14) days from the time of the exam retake. Once the remediation assignment is submitted, the student must retake a version of the same module exam within seven (7) days. If the student fails the second examination retake with a score of less than 70%, it shall result in a possible dismissal from the course.
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